International Peace Initiative Welcomes News of Negotiations between the Turkish State and Abdullah Öcalan

PRESS RELEASE Issued: 9th January 2013 For Immediate Release   The International Peace Initiative welcomes the positives steps that have been recently taken by the Turkish State to resume talks with PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, in the wake of a joint call in December, led by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and supported by other leading … Continue reading International Peace Initiative Welcomes News of Negotiations between the Turkish State and Abdullah Öcalan

International Peace Initiative to be launched in Brussels

INTERNATIONAL PEACE INITIATIVE  (IPI) PRESS CONFERENCE Monday 3rd December , 10h30,  International Press Centre, Maelbeek Room Résidence Palace, Rue de la Loi n.155, 1040 Brussels  (B) Launch of the International Peace Initiative and call from  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for the Resumption of Dialogue on the Kurdish question in  Turkey The  Secretariat of the IPI … Continue reading International Peace Initiative to be launched in Brussels

International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative to hold press conference

The International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative, established in December 2012 with a call for a restart to peace talks in Turkey, will hold a press conference next week in the European Parliament. They will report back on a fact-finding mission relating to the peace process in Turkey: Results and report of the fact-finding mission of … Continue reading International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative to hold press conference

New international initiative calls for peace talks

A new initiative was launched at a press conference on Monday with a call for the reopening of dialogue between the Turkish government and the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. The call, made by Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu, has the support of a number of world leaders. The International Peace and … Continue reading New international initiative calls for peace talks

Report of 2020 International Peace Delegation to İmrali

    Opening Press Conference at HDP Headquarters Ankara with Pervin Buldan, Julie Ward, Hişyar Özsoy, Melanie Gingell, Ögmundur Jónasson, Shavanah Taj and Felix Padel. Introduction The İmralı Peace Delegation visited Turkey between 11th and 16th February 2020, witnessing and gathering evidence about the state of civil society and human rights in the country. The  … Continue reading Report of 2020 International Peace Delegation to İmrali

2020 International Peace Delegation to Imrali

BRIEFING The 2020 International Peace Delegation visited Turkey between 11th and 16th February 2020, having previously written to Abdulhamit Gül, the Minister of Justice for the Republic of Turkey, requesting to meet with him personally and also requesting his co-operation in arranging a visit to Imrali Prison to meet with Abdullah Öcalan. There was no … Continue reading 2020 International Peace Delegation to Imrali

Briefing on the International Peace Delegation to Imrali 11-16 February 2019

Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish people, is under a harsh state of aggravated isolation, having been granted only two visits since April 2015. Öcalan has been imprisoned in the F-type high-security prison on İmralı Island in the Marmara Sea, Turkey, since 1999, when he was abducted in a clandestine NATO operation involving … Continue reading Briefing on the International Peace Delegation to Imrali 11-16 February 2019